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Thursday, 22 June 2017

(NST) AirAsia aims more international flights at Senai International Airport


KULAI: AirAsia Bhd is planning to introduce more international destinations for its aircraft to fly from Senai International Airport by the end of this year.

Its chief executive officer Aireen Omar said the airline is expected to add two to three new international destinations from Senai, although she was coy when asked for details.

"It could be to a city in China or India or other cities in the region. You have to wait until we make the announcement," said Aireen.

At the moment, AirAsia, which was just named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards for the ninth consecutive times, fly to five international destinations from Senai, namely Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Surabaya.

"Senai is key hub for AirAsia in the region and we have a long term plan for it. Moreover, Senai have always been a good partner for AirAsia," said Aireen.

She was speaking to the media after a sending off ceremony for the airline's inaugural flight from Johor Baru to Kuala Terengganu at the Senai Airport. Also present was Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Md Derick Basir.